Monday, October 16, 2023

October 16, 2023

I’m guilty of not maintaining my Tabernacle as I should. I try to eat properly, but sometimes, I fail and consume more sugar than I should. Interestingly, the food brought into the Tabernacle to sacrifice was mostly meat, with only a small portion being bread. I included this information because the Tabernacle can be compared to our bodies, which now carry the Holy Spirit of God. The tent had a structure with poles and staves acting as bones and curtains like our skin and flesh. There were interior coverings for the elements of service made of animal skins and fabrics hiding the most inward parts like our tendons and ligaments covering our bones. When God lifted his cloud and camp was moved, care was taken to pack the tent and elements of service systematically. Only the high priest could see and touch the things in the Holy of Holies. 

The ages of men from the tribe of Levi enlisted to take down and set up the Tabernacle were between 30 and 50. They were young, but not too young; they had to be at an age where they were still fit to carry a heavy load but not stupid enough to look at it or touch something they shouldn’t; they would die on the spot if they did. They had to fear God enough but were still willing to serve him. If God was particular about who could see and touch the most holy things of the Tabernacle, how do you think he feels about the innermost dwelling of his Holy Spirit in you? An intruder had better watch out! God has a particular affinity for the dwelling of his Holy Spirit, and he wants it maintained in perfect condition, and anyone who seeks to harm it had better watch out!

And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation. Numbers 4:15

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